Just as skin protects our bodies on the outside, our inside surfaces are also protected by a barrier called the mucosa. The mucosa lines everything along the sinuses, lungs and gut. It is your first line of defense against harmful particles inhaled and ingested from the environment.
Everyday exposures like air pollution, agricultural pesticides, chemicals in our food, water, home and body products, processed food ingredients, microbiome imbalance and other factors disrupt these mucosal surfaces—leading to an impaired barrier where unwanted particles can more easily penetrate the body. This can trigger inflammation, the root of almost all modern health problems.